Why California Doesn’t Need These Wildfires Right Now

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Even for a state accustomed to disaster, August has been a terrible month.

In the San Francisco Bay Area alone there were 15 wildfires, most of them burning out of control and feeding off the grasses and shrubs desiccated by the extreme heat. Thousands of residents were ordered evacuated in the wine country of Napa County and from the hills above Silicon Valley in Santa Cruz and San Mateo Counties.

West of Vacaville on Wednesday afternoon, houses along Pleasants Valley Road were consumed by flames, ash was flying through the air and smoke poured from vast rows of fire plodding down forested hills.

These are horrible times in our nation. Climate change is on the ballot in November. #PrayForCali

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